9th of Av

  • 9th of Av

The 9th of Av (Tisha B’Av) is one of the hardest holidays to wrap your head around, even if you are “Jewishly connected”. How can we mourn for something when we don’t even know what we’re missing?

This packet of readings will help you and your learners appreciate the day’s significance in a new way. For those who can read at this level, it is recommended that they spend some time by themselves doing simply that: reading. One needs time to digest and to contemplate.

Files include: Josephus Ch. V, Josephus Ch. VI, Josephus Ch. VII, Talmud Gittin, and an essay by R. Nosson Weisz

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We also recommend this short video, which can be viewed online or downloaded from youtube for offline screening:


(CLICK ONCE TO PLAY, DOUBLE-CLICK TO PLAY IN FULL-SCREEN MODE)

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